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school. he brought the gun into his office to show someone. montgomery county police say no threats were made. lafferty is charged with bringing a dangerous weapon onto that school's property. a man accused of shooting four people in our area is in custody tonight that. suspect victor coley. the 51-year-old northeast man is charged with four counts of assault with intent to kill and is accused of shooting three men and a woman near a bus stop on minnesota avenue in northeast in broad daylight. all four are expected to recover. police on the lookout for three supports in a deadly home invasion last night in aspen hill. the suspects broke into the house and shot a man to death. detectives do believe the victim knew the suspects. >> what we know at this point is at least three males entered the house. we don't know if there were more involved in this crime or not, but at least three males entered the house. there was some type of dispute, a slight struggle right before
the gunshot occurred. >> the victim has now been identified as alexander bowie of grenoble drive. he was 34. some red line commuters probably wished they stayed in bed. there was a fluid leak near a piece of track equipment near union station. trains single tracked during the morning rush hour. the platforms and trains were packed. one person dead tonight after flames tear through a townhome in alexandria in the middle of the night. it took firefighters about an hour to bring that fire under control. now police are not releasing the victim's name, but we do know it was an adult man who died. of course, firefighters are still investigating. a bill the late senator ted kennedy introduced almost two decades ago finally got a vote today. >> as danielle nottingham explains, the measure extends anti-discrimination workplace laws to gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
>> bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: 10 republicans joined senate democrats to deliver a victory to gay rights advocates 20 years in the making. >> we have now said no more discrimination on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender identity. it's historic, a historic occasion. >> reporter: the employment nondiscrimination act makes it a crime for employers to discriminate against gay, bisexual and transgender americans. opponents are concerned religious institutions will be caught between the law and their faith. >> a cherished value of freedom of expression and religion and i believe this bill violates that freedom. >> reporter: but the chances of the bill becoming law are slim. speaker john boehner has signaled he will not bring it up for a vote in the republican controlled house. speaker boehner says the law would open up businesses to frivolous lawsuits. conservative groups agree. >> when we talk about this kind
of employment discrimination law, what we're talking about is the right to sue. >> reporter: if the bill dies in the house, gay rights organizations will put pressure on the president to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from anti-gay practices. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. 88% of fortune 500 companies and 22 states as well as the district of columbia already ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. twitter hit the market with a bang today. the stock soared as much as 92% in its first day of trading on the new york stock exchange. investors snapped those shares up. this is a 7-year-old tech company and boy, was it a frenzy. twitter closed at $44.90 a share, up 73% on just its first day of trading. >> everything went exactly as planned. i think the company is very happy and i think investors are very happy. >> twitter has about 230
million users, but it has yet to turn a profit. the nation's report card on public schools is in and the district is celebrating an a plus in major growth in math and reading test scores. as surae chinn reports, the district leads the nation in overall growth in these areas. >> reporter: 8th graders at stewart hobson in northeast are learning old english. >> but the poverty is real. >> reporter: classmates across the hall are in english, language and arts. >> what we're finding today is that the common course is asking us to teach kids to be prepared for both college and careers. >> reporter: dawn clemons is principal of the capitol hill cluster which includes stewart hobbs middle school. >> we're using four different reads to get the et cetera sense of this complex techs -- essence of this complex text which is oftentimes two or three grade levels upon where
the kids are reading. >> reporter: this type of strategy it's said is helping d.c. public schools improve faster than the rest of the nation. >> only one out of 51 can show the greatest improvement and that was d.c. >> reporter: the district is now closing the gap in math and reading scores since 2007. 4th grade reading in d.c. gained eight points above the national average, in math a 13 point gain over the rest of the country. d.c. 8th grade reading improved two points over the country's average and the same group in math a whopping 14 point gain over the national average. the district although not a state is compared to its neighbors and test scores still fall below maryland and virginia roughly 15 points or higher in reading and math. kaya henderson, the school chancellor, says they are a work in progress. >> we used to be at the very bottom and you don't go from the bottom to the top overnight, but you got to grow. shoo we are extremely proud to
be a -- >> we are extremely proud to be a part of the d.c. school system. >> chancellor henderson attributes the growth to teachers and higher standards. for more information we have along on our website. go to www.wusa9.com. the president in damage control mode when it comes to rebuilding public confidence in his healthcare act and the website that goes along with it. ♪ obamacare by morning, over six people served ♪ >> brad paisley and carrie underwood on the country music awards last night, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius does maintain that the website will be fixed by the end of the month. >> everybody's got an opinion on obamacare. tonight the fda trying to take transfats completely out of the american diet. there will be a lot of opinions on this as well. >> you can find transfats
everywhere from the fried foods to the buttery cookies that we try not to eat. we don't always end upping so well. even though many restaurants -- up doing so well. even though many restaurants have been phasing them out for some time health officials want it take it a step further. >> we could save about 7,000 lives and prevent about 20,000 heart attacks in this country every year. so that's why we think this is an important step. >> the fda says it will take feedback on the new requirement for two months, but then it will set a timeline for the phase-out. it's a night still burned into the minds of holocaust survivors, at 5:30 remembering crystal knox 75 years later. >> after the break the redskins name change controversy hits minnesota in a big way tonight when washington plays the
vikings. >> getting a little cooler now, the cold front went through, some cooler and drier air moving in. no upper 60s like yesterday, down to 54 downtown, 50 in gaithersburg and 52 in leesburg. we'll come back and talk about just how cold it's going to get tonight, look ahead to high school football weather, the weekend and a brush with winter next week.
the knives have been put away and the road to richmond is all smiles. today terry mcauliffe met for lunch with governor mcdonnell who gave him some important advice about the job, but as peggy fox reports, it was the tone of the meeting that was such a change of pace from the partisan politics and the negative campaign. >> reporter: with a handshake and a short embrace, governor bob mcdonnell gave governor elect terry mcauliffe a warm welcome to the governor's mansion today. >> quite a place, long history. >> all right. let's go eat of.
>> reporter: the two had lunch in the mansion's breakfast nook starting off with small talk about their families. >> she's in 8th grade, finish that up in june. >> peter is in 5th grade. >> okay. you spread it out pretty well here. >> reporter: so they're on opposite sides of the political aisle but have a lot in common. >> we're celebrating the fact that yet another irish catholic with five kids will be living at the governor's mansion. >> reporter: but most noticeable two days after a bitterly fought campaign was the cordial tone and praise from both. >> terry being a credibly skilled businessman and knowing how to bring people together to get things done and fix problems and get results gives him a tremendous natural skill that will i think make him very effective. >> i just got to say this. bob mcdonnell is a class act. >> reporter: mcauliffe said the governor was one of the first people to call him after he won tuesday night defeating ken cuccinelli. have you made contact with ken cuccinelli yet, a phone call? >> we haven't spoken yet. >> reporter: governor
mcdonnell said it might take a while to settle the partisan tendencies in the general assembly where the house of delegates is ruled by republicans, but he said he was sure both sides could find common ground just like ronald reagan and tip o'neill. >> getting off to a good start means finding common ground and establishing trust in a work relationship. >> reporter: in richmond, peggy fox, wusa9. an arlington man helped raise more than $30,000 for the victims of the 2013 boston marathon bombing. >> he even ran from arlington to boston last night to deliver the money, but now he might not be able to run in the marathon that he has supported all year. we have the story. >> i started in the '97 marine corps marathon. >> reporter: since then running has become an addiction for frank. this guy has rap more than 50 marathons -- ran more than 50 marathons, through the grand canyon, sierra desert,
ironmans. he even motivates his neighbors to run. >> if you want to set out to run a marathon, you should do it. he's been very encouraging. >> reporter: but there's one race he wants more than all the others. >> you can't imagine. i get goosebumps thinking about it. >> reporter: it's the 2014 boston marathon mostly because of what happened in the 2013 run, the bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260. >> no one i know was injured, but i do have plenty of friends running. >> reporter: fumich responded by running with a few friends in a fundraising marathon raising more than $30,000. >> i enjoy helping other people and i'm also a runner, so it kind of fits perfectly. >> reporter: despite his efforts you'd think he'd be a shoe-in to run in the upcoming boston marathon. one problem, he missed the registration dead line. the boston marathon is known to make exceptions, but this year's slots filled up quickly.
>> i'm just hoping based on what we did and the lives we touched that they might find a single slot for me. >> reporter: he's been in touch with officials, but his entry is still up in the air, but he is holding out hope that he can run just one more race, that is, until the one after that. >> if you couple it with helping other people, then it becomes more meaningful. >> before the tragedy the boston marathon was going to be the grand finale of u.s. marathons. fumich planned to run, but after the bombing boston became first priority. new surveillance video seems to raise new questions in the death of a georgia teen. kendrick johnson's body was found in a rolled up gym mat at his high school. his parents believe their son was killed. the attorney in the trayvon martin case represents the family. >> this videotape seems to tell us that the truth has not come
out yet almost as if something was done with this video to help conceal the truth. >> the initial autopsy shows johnson accidentally suffocated in the mat. a second autopsy done by a pathologist hired by johnson's family shows he died from a blow to the neck. people in the philippines are bracing for what could be one of the strongest storms ever. super typhoon hyan has sustained winds of 190 miles an hour, gusts as high as 230 miles an hour and that is the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane, yes? >> yes. >> landfall is expected tomorrow morning. >> anything over 155. up to 190, it will hammer the philippines as it goes past the south china sea.
that's a heck of a storm. that picture was a textbook picture of a typhoon. a typhoon is a hurricane just west of the international dateline. we had a showery morning and now we're looking at a nice finish to the day, but cooler drier air is moving in. let's go back in time and show you the clouds earlier. we had some showers this morning. the clouds gave way to sunshine this afternoon. it's kind of crisp out there, nothing like our 68 of yesterday, a little cooler air. still it's seasonable. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam and temperatures still 54, dew point back in the 30s and winds are northwest at 15 now. so these winds north, northwest at 15 will continue. it will be breezy tonight, tomorrow and to some extent on saturday. 51 bethesda and rockville, 50 in fairfax. we're looking at temps about 15 degrees cooler than this time yesterday, 53 in college park, 54 in waldorf. gusts 31 mile-per-hour wind
gust at national, but mainly in the range of 17 to 25 mile-per- hour wind gusts, wind gusts of 18 in gaithersburg and 22 up in hagerstown. so grab a jacket tonight if you're headed out. you'll need it. bright but brisk finish to the week tomorrow, chilly for high school football. plan on the 40s tomorrow, a little breeze in the evening and then a nice saturday, a little cool but really a very nice day. so for tonight clear skies, breezy and colder, lows 32 to 42 and winds will continue northwest 10 to 15 and a little bit on the gusty side. we'll break it down hour by hour. these are downtown temps, 30s in the burbs, but low 40s to start downtown, 46 by 9:00, 50 by 11:00 and then 52 by 1:00. so even 52 with pure sun with the breezes it's going to feel much cooler than it is. saturday a bit cool but nice, 59. we got the heart walk which is at 10:00 on the mall. join howard. get there about 9:00, please.
we lose 100,000 americans every year from heart disease, good cause. 59 sunday, a few clouds coming in late. next seven days howard did this at noon and i followed suit here. we have talked about this at 11:00 last night. we have snowflakes on the seven- day tuesday night into wednesday. models are all over the place but they do develop a storm and there is some cold air available. so we'll keep you posted on that, 45 on tuesday, 42 wednesday, back to 54 thursday. it is thursday. thought this was kind of a nicely framed picture. >> that's pretty. >> this is leaves at brookside gardens off randolph and georgia there, a great place. allison did a very nice job. she sent this in from silver spring. go to our website, upload your photo it send something in, give us your name, town, description and we'll put it on the air and on the website. >> is that a sunburst at the
bottom? very nice. we are a few hours away from kickoff. the redskins play a rare thursday night game at minnesota. we'll get to the game in a moment, but once again there is news outside of the game itself. >> sports anchor dave owens joins us with that story. >> it's a story that we know all too well around here, of course, redskins name change. just recently members of the oneida nation met with the league in d.c. tonight in minneapolis several native americans groups are planning a protest march of the redskins name. that's where we find dave bergren from our gannett affiliate. set the scene for us tonight outside the metrodome. >> reporter: you can see folks gathering behind me and in about an hour they will rally and then march all the way to the metrodome, the site of tonight's minnesota/washington game and hold another rally
before the game and officials here with the american indian movement basically put this whole march and protest together and say there could be upwards of 6 to 700 people. they sent invites to tribal folks and tribe members up and down the upper midwest encouraging them to come tonight. we spoke to some native americans in from canada saying this is important to be here. basically their main message this evening is we're not going away. we need to continue to build awareness and continue to put pressure on the washington redskins organization that this name is offensive and out of touch and out of date, their words. they will meet here for a quick rally and march about a mile to the metrodome and they want to make sure they're heard loud and clear. >> i got to ask you this question. we've heard dan snyder, the redskins owner, often quote some native american groups saying they are not offended by the name, but i'm curious what the reaction to a statement like that is in a place like minnesota where the native american population is a lot
more dense than in other areas, 5 million minnesotans actually considering themselves native american. >> reporter: yeah, you're right. native americans here are putting pressure on local lawmakers actually. the minneapolis city council earlier this week sent a letter along with the aim here urging the nfl to make a switch on that name and minnesota governor mark dayton made public comments today saying the name is offensive and should be changed. so native americans in minnesota certainly putting pressure on lawmakers. we're in the middle of building a new stadium for the minnesota vikings and native american leaders here in minnesota hope it does not have anything to do with the washington redskins name. they don't want to see any insignias or signage in the new stadium that has anything to do with that mascot, should be an interesting evening to follow tonight. >> interesting indeed, appreciate your time. there is actually a game going
on inside of the metrodome and a pretty doggone important one, washington facing minnesota. on paper it's a winnable game, although at 3-5 i don't know if you can consider any games winnable, burgundy and gold hoping last sunday's overtime window was the start of another late season run, rg3 and santana moss. >> i think the team is starting to feel a lot better about itself. defense is playing well. offense is getting in a rhythm. we won a couple tough games. so i think that's where guys can kind of feel like hey, we can go on a run here. >> our focus is to continue to get better. we know a couple weeks ago we wasn't our best. we went out there and laid an egg in denver. that's why i say we play this game at the end of the day. you have another chance to go out there and work at your goal. >> if they're going to win, they better kidnap that guy right there, adrian peterson, part human, part cyborg is what i call him, all of minnesota's
quarterbacks stink. expect them to hand the pigskin to that guy, no. 28. peterson rushed for a buck 40 last week against the cowboys. he will be a handful tonight. is this the beginning of that big playoff push is what we're asking you? hit us up on tellwusa9.com. we want to hear from you. also coming up later another former nfl great struggling with memory loss, some important stuff coming up in a few minutes.
three different sports authority stores were the scene of some pretty ugly flash mob robberies this week. they were caught on tape in the chicago area. the suspects ran out with arm loads and sometimes entire racks of sporting goods. in one case a clerk was trampled. no one was seriously hurt. an aspiring rapper known as sauce the boss is suing a new york city police department. >> dweshawn shingles said police unlawfully entered his
cousin's apartment and would not uncuff him until he started rapping. the 27-year-old said the experience was humiliating and squashed his creativity. no comment from police. still ahead the plot thickens in the dolphins bullying scandal. >> what do physics, basketball and the harlem globetrotters have to do with bullying? i'm diane roberts. i'll have that story coming up. >> right after the break holocaust survivers remember the night of broken glass 75 ye
saturday marks the solemn anniversary, 75 years since the nazi and civilian rampage called kristallnacht or the night of broken glass which signaled the start of the holocaust. bruce leshan was at the holocaust museum speaking to survivors. >> reporter: kristallnacht is named for the the shards of thousands of windows broken in jewish homes. nazi stormtroopers and civilians burned hundreds of temples, plundered thousands of homes and killed nearly 100 jews. 84-year-old susan warsinger and two other survivors relived the terror and lit candles at the holocaust museum in memory of
the victims. warsinger remembers she and her then 8-year-old brother were excited because the next day was their mother's birthday. >> we finally had fallen asleep and then all of a sudden some bricks and rocks were being thrown through the window. >> reporter: she buried her head under the blankets. >> my brother was a year younger than i am, rushed to the window and he said it was our neighbor. >> reporter: your neighbors? >> my neighbors that were throwing the bricks and rocks through the window of. >> reporter: so many holocaust survivors are driven to keep talking about genocide by the hope that their voices and their memories will prevent it from ever happening again. >> you see bullying or if you see any kind of presently against something, don't join the group. that's the worst thing that you can do, but also don't be an onlooker. >> reporter: never again and never forget, that is the central message survivors are
sending 3/4 of a century after the world stood by and allowed this genocide to begin. at the holocaust museum, bruce leshan, wusa9. want. >> nazis rounded up 30,000 jews during kristallnacht and sent them off to concentration camps. a lot of stories in the nfl world this week are spilling into the news category. we talked to you earlier. dave, you're here to talk more about the post nfl brain injuries and misconduct in the dolphins locker room. >> that first one with the brain injuries, the nfl is a brutal game. we love it, but it's a brutal game. another former nfl player says he is suffering from post career brain damage, tony dorsett, we know him. he's certain he has cte, degenerative brain disease. he's spoken with doctors who say he is clinically depressed. he also says suicide has crossed his mind. dorsett claims he's flat out
forgetting people's names and how to drive his kids to practice. on to the other story of the week that has dominated headlines. the nfl has hired a well known lawyer to investigate allegations of over the top bullying inside the miami dolphins locker room, offensive lineman richie incognito still suspended, jonathan martin on leave, but players like quarterback ryan tannehill said the two men seem to actually get along. >> richie said john is like my little brother and i think that's an accurate depiction. he gave him a hard time and messed with him, but he was the first one to have his back in any situation. >> let me be perfectly clear. the use of racial epithets, derogatory vile language about the young man and his mother by any stretch of the imagination is not to be condoned. >> martin's father says his son is strong and doing fine. let's hope. so. a high school physics class turned into show and tell today
and then went a step further to talk about a subject on a lot of minds right now, bullying. diane roberts has more. >> i've been watching you spin the ball and teach some amazing unique lessons. >> reporter: david hovin of st. johns college high school uses basketball to teach a.p. physics, but today they learned an additional lesson. the class took a turn to anti- bullying courtesy of the harlem globetrotters. >> we try to get kids to fight bullying with us. >> coming to high school and being part of the harlem globetrotters telling us that message, i really appreciate he did that. >> we have a program called the abc's of bullying prevention. a is action, tell an adult or teacher if you see bullying. the b is bravery to take a stand against bullying and the c is compassion. be somebody's friend if they need a friend. >> reporter: they hope the
kids take the message to heart and if they pick up some cool tricks along the way, all the better. >> we always think of the globetrotters as doing the tricks. they do a lot of good stuff in the community, too. >> and kids love them. >> hopefully they'll listen to what they learned today. >> absolutely. important message. after the break some clothing controversies including kanye and the confederate flag and a famous clothing company
louisiana -- lululemon yoga pants don't look good on all bodies. the company has taken some flack in the past for not catering to plus sized women. >> not imagining that's going over well with most women. >> she gave that look to him like -- >> it was like did you just say that? >> i still have yet to do yoga. i've never done it. can you believe that? >> did i it once and fell asleep in class. -- i did it once and fell asleep in class. that's my first and last time doing yoga. and then there's kanye west wearing a green jacket with a confederate flag patch on it.
according to the daily mail he was spotted wearing this jacket after a boxing lesson. west from georgia claims this is his way of reclaiming the flag from hate groups. he is taking an interesting stance because a lot of people believe that flag is a symbol of racism. >> he's starting this clothing line specifically with that, too. so it will be interesting to see what happens. it's time to check in with derek. he has a look at what's coming up at 6:00. >> remember that south carolina couple whose personal information was sent to a man in north carolina after they tried to sign up for healthcare through the affordable care act? we've got an update after the issue came up at a congressional hearing, but two issues hot with some local taxpayers. the so-called rain tax and that silver spring transit center that has never quite opened yet. we're keeping tabs on both those things and then there's this, a tiger takes on a toddler. sounds like a mismatch i know, but you'll be interested to see how it all works out.
maybe that tiger needs a little help tonight at 6:00. >> wearing that tiger out. we'll see what happens. they've been evaluated and tested. now we will tell you how one safety group rates the newest and current child booster seat. >> but first a man's heartwrenching decision to not live anymore with a breathing tube is bringing up conversations about end of life decisions. we'll be talking
you may have heard the story over the weekend about a hunter in indiana who became paralyzed after falling out of a tree stand. 32-year-old tim bowers was left paralyzed from the shoulders down and relying on a ventilator to breathe. so when doctors asked him if he wanted to stay on that ventilator to survive, he told them no and then died sunday afternoon. >> it was his decision and i'm glad it got to be a decision. it didn't surprise me because he was ready to go to heaven. he was ready for god. he was a good man. >> bowers' decision is rare because so often we hear about family being forced to make these kinds of decisions without any unput from their
injured family member. joining me -- input from their injured family member. joining me now is dr. kevin donovan, the director of the center for clinical bioethics for georgetown university. welcome. clearly a lot of controversy on this topic because some might question when you're sick and so stressed and you've just had this very traumatic injury, how objective can you really be in making a decision that you can never reverse? >> that's an extent question. there are two things that probably apply here. the first is the patient's autonomy. people have a right to decide about their own medical care. that's enshrined both in the law and bioethics, but at the same time informed consent is another concept equally important and for informed consent to occur you have to understand the complete facts of the case and the possible prognosis and how do you decide that in a matter of a few minutes when they wake you up
from the deep 3 on the ventilator and ask you if you want -- deep sleep on the ventilator and ask you if you want to live that way? >> should the law be changed? >> it's not a matter of law as much as prudence. did this man have enough time to understand what was being asked of him? did he understand what could be done? i mean there's no question he probably would have been disabled, but disabled is not always worse than dead. usually it's not. >> this guy was 32. his wife was about to have a baby. >> he had a successful business. there were a lot of reasons for him to live and a lot of ways he could have adapted to that living if he had ever had that explained to him, but instead the whole decision sounded like it was made in minutes. >> i'm curious. what do statistics show? how often does it take for some people to come to the realization that life is worth living just by going through maybe a traumatic event? >> it can take weeks and months and what is happening with those patients is they're going
through rehab learning what they can and cannot do and what sort of situations can be created for them to help them and with that knowledge if they still want to come off the ventilator, they've still got both the legal and moral right to do so. >> dr. kevin donovan with the center for clinical bioethics in georgetown university, thanks for coming in. helping you plan your day wusa9 first alert weather. >> colder drier air moving in behind the cold front. here's a look at our michael and son weather cam, temperatures 54 downtown, winds still a factor north, northwest at 15, a factor all night, tomorrow and to some extent on sand. a couple 40s showing up now, just a sprinkling, 48 in white oak, 49 bethesda, 50 reston, 49 fairfax, 53 in college park, 52 in waldorf. grab a jacket tonight. you'll need it with the winds believe me. bright but brisk finish to the
week, a nice friday, chilly for high school football in the 40s but dry, silver lining there and a cool but nice day on saturday, temperatures pretty close to average. for tonight clear skies, breezy, colder, lows 32 to 42, winds northwest 10 to 15. sunshine tomorrow, need a jacket all day, 30s and 40s. by afternoon pretty much pure sunshine, but with the breezes 50 to 55 you'll have a little chill, winds northwest 15 to 25 and gusty. so temperatures to start in the burbs in the 30s, downtown low 40s at 5:00 and 7:00, mid-40s by 9:00. should barely make 50 by 11:00 with sunshine and then low 50s, breezy and chilly by 1 p.m. next three days, still a bit cool saturday but nice, high temps near 60. we've got the heart walk on the mall 10:00. get there at 9:00. mr. bernstein is the emcee. join him. it will be a great day. the colors for the foilage are
about peak now downtown. a few clouds sunday for the ravens, but temperatures still near 60. next seven days monday veterans day very nice, near 60. we've got 59 the next three days and then temps go down, 45 tuesday, maybe snow tuesday night, maybe rain or snow ending on wednesday, only 42, pleasant thursday, temperatures going back into the mid-50s. we will watch the tuesday storm very closely because it looks like the cold air will be available. the question is where will the storm set up? will it be too far east or west? difficult question for us. we'll keep you posted. new research finds booster seats are getting safe are, but it can be somewhat confusing and daunting for parents when they try to choose the best option for their child. now the insurance institute for highway safety released its ratings of the newest and current child seats on the market which may help make that important purchase even easier. the insurance institute for highway safety has released ratings for 31 models of child
booster seats. >> the institute evaluated and rated new booster seats to see how well they position belts on typical 4 to 8-year-old kids. the good news is we have more seats now than ever before that have our top rating. >> reporter: 19 out of 31 models earned that top rating. others still need improvement and a couple are not recommended. >> the problem here is that the lap belt is ride doing high up on the tummy. it's not lying flat across the upper thighs and the shoulder belt is too far off the shoulder rather than sitting snugly in the center of the shoulder. >> reporter: iihs says well made booster seats can save lives. this is what it's like crashing with a booster seat. this is what happens without one. if the shoulder belt isn't positioned correctly, a child is at risk of coming out of the seat in the event of a crash. studies have shown children in booster seats are 45% less likely to get hurt in a crash compared to kids buckled up without one.
the iihs found safe booster seats in a variety of price ranges from under $20 to over $200. so the money shouldn't be a burden. the institute says you should also consider a child's height and weight regardless of age. a booster seat should be used until an adult seat fits you well and it will protect your precious cargo properly, but you got to be careful. times can appeal to kids of all ages. -- toys can appeal to kids of all ages. the game of chess and the humble rubber duck beat out 10 other finalists for this year's nod on the list. not make being the cut bubbles, the board game clue and those little green army men. bubbles? that's my daughter's favorite. >> that's her zone. >> well, her zone is boxes, paper, especially toilet paper. >> and the atv you just bought her she's going to use to tear up your walls.
facebook page. like us and vote for the game you want us to cover. you might have heard teachers say learn as much from my students as i teach them. so in this week's cool school mike hydek features a robotic course where the student is teaching the teachers and he believes it's his way to give back. >> what else can i do here? >> reporter: it's kind of his thing. >> i'm here because i have the opportunity to take something i am passionate about and help others create the same passion of. >> reporter: cyrus debreezey says his love for robotics started with stem courses when he was in elementary school. so when he learned he could help other kids build and program them, he was all in. >> the lego redo kit is a computer-based lego robotics kit. >> reporter: but he's not showing the 6th graders at the elementary how to build lego bots. >> how do you plug it in? >> reporter: the 18-year-old
from thomas jefferson high school is teaching the teachers. >> we had never used them before, so we were a little nervous to use them and he just dove right in and started telling us all about them. >> reporter: even though cyrus is still a student himself, his ease with the topic made the teachers forget they were learning from a teenager. >> just kind of started talking like here's a kit. what do you guys want to do with it? >> we were just shocked at the way that he was able to teach us. it was like basically he was the teacher and he's a high school student, so it was kind of -- we forgot he was a student. >> reporter: and with their concerns gone the teachers are now using the robots to break down barriers with students. not only about the sim subjects. me lisa hozy teaches english as a second language. >> i think i could give them this in the beginning of the year because i have a lot of students come in with no english and they could look at
the guide and build these different things with the legos of. >> reporter: for the 6th graders in ashley longos' class the lesson is to think big. >> they can explore and be creative and they don't have to create the booklet version. they can do whatever they want with it. >> reporter: maybe someday they'll be able to give back to the younger students, too just like cyrus. >> i love robotics. i love legos. >> reporter: mike hydek, wusa9. >> if you have a cool school, mike would love to hear from you. e-mail him at email@example.com or hit him up on twitter #mikehydek. your uncle sam wants a bigger say in what you can eat and at least one more glitch with the rollout of the affordable care act gets fixed. >> they are just two stories we're working on for you tonight at 6:00.
now let's get started with a look at your world in 90 seconds. texas, that's where president obama went to criticize republican opposition to the healthcare reform program. fallout from the messy rollout, the chief information officer for the agency running the troubled website has resigned. >> monday five individuals enter and soon they're off rack after rack loaded with new apparel out the door. saturday a half dozen entered and flash, several racks lightning speed gone. >> has anybody been fired as a result of a $2 billion cost overrun of an aircraft carrier? >> i don't know, senator. >> you should know, admiral. >> now a report at least one coach called incognito to get martin covered up. the coach had little to say. his players had plenty. >> i know they were best friends. >> they're asking us to teach
kids to be prepared for both college and careers. >> education secretary arne duncan says this type of strategy is helping d.c. public schools improve faster than the rest of the nation. >> prince william joked with bus drivers before he and his wife kate boarded a double decker for a ride into london. the duke and dutchess of cambridge chatted like any other commuters. >> reverend billy graham said he was inspired by god when he was still a teenager. >> christ came into my life, transformed me. >> as he turns 95, billy graham's health is in decline, but his back to basic message faith and acceptance continues to inspire. we begin with a health alert from the food police as the u.s. food and drug administration takes steps to make artificial transfats illegal. the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.
>> reporter: doctors have warned for quite some time eating food that contains transfat can increase your risk for heart disease and other medical problems. so why is the fda making this move now? >> become more concerned about healthcare costs, the number of people with chronic diseases and the role food can play in health. so the science is now much more clear than it was 10, 15, 20 years ago. >> reporter: according to the fda, not only are foods that contain transfat not safe, they are also not necessary. >> they put hydrogen in them to make them cook easier. i don't think it's a taste issue. it was cheaper for the food companies to do this over the years. >> reporter: some transfats do alter taste and increase shelf life, but many fast food places like mcdonald's have already stopped using them anyway. right now the fda has opened a 60 day comment period to get more information. after that if this plan is finalized, it could take less than a